Haydock Park

  • 14:50 40% Better Off On Betfair Sp 'fixed Brush' Handicap Hurdle 3m

  • Winner £42,758 2nd £16,042 3rd £8,032 4th £4,005
  • Going: Good to Soft, Good in places
  • Surface: Turf


  • Weighed In

  • Winning time: 5m 41.40s
  • Off time: 14:50:37
14:50 Haydock Park Racecards
No Draw Dist
1st Grands Crus (FR) 6/4
2nd Barafundle (IRE) 16/1
3rd Peveril 15/2
4th Ballyfitz 40/1


No Form Silk Horse A Wgt Trainer Jockey OR SP
1 1540F-8 MAROON and LIGHT BLUE diabolo, LIGHT BLUE sleeves, quartered cap Ballyfitz 7
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
10 11-12 N A Twiston-Davies David England 148 40/141.00
2 71P20-3 Dark Blue and White check, White sleeves, Dark Blue cap Tasheba 19
5 11-12 N J Henderson D Bass (5) 148 28/129.00
3 75/11-04 Yellow, large Dark Green spots, Dark Green cap Hills Of Aran 28
Distance Winner
8 11-11 W K Goldsworthy R Flint 147 33/134.00
4 74/1423- MAROON and LIGHT BLUE stripes, hooped cap James de Vassy (FR) 248
5 11-8 Nick Williams D A Jacob 144 7/18.00
5 21/1114- EMERALD GREEN and YELLOW (quartered), WHITE sleeves and cap Peveril 246
Course Winner
6 11-4 N J Henderson A Tinkler 140 15/28.50
6 U1315F- Red, Yellow braces, White sleeves and cap Khachaturian (IRE) 225
Distance Winner
7 10-13 D McCain Jnr J M Maguire 135 28/129.00
7 P3906-1 Yellow, Dark Blue triple diamond and armlets Captain Americo (IRE) 14
Distance Winner
8 10-13 J Ewart Nick Scholfield 135 22/123.00
8 52F-1P5 White, Black seams, Mauve sleeves, Black and Yellow quartered cap Auroras Encore (IRE) 6
Distance Winner
8 10-13 Mrs S J Smith Tjade Collier 135 50/151.00
9 1145P-5 Dark Blue and White diabolo, hooped sleeves and cap Lord Generous 28
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 10-13 b1 N A Twiston-Davies P J Brennan 135 33/134.00
10 53950-4 Red, Mauve chevron, Mauve and Red quartered cap According To Pete 22
Distance WinnerCourse and Distance Winner
9 10-10 J M Jefferson G Lee 132 12/113.00
11 33154-1 Dark Green, Royal Blue diamond Fruity O'Rooney 31
7 10-10 p G L Moore A Glassonbury 132 25/126.00
12 97212-1 Purple, Yellow triple diamond, Yellow sleeves, Red armlets, Red cap Grands Crus (FR) 6 (ex6)
5 10-10 t D Pipe T Scudamore 126 6/42.50
13 1/1310-2 Pink, Dark Blue stars and armlets Barafundle (IRE) 196
6 10-8 Jennie Candlish A O'keeffe 130 16/117.00
14 247P23 White, Light Blue and White check sleeves, Light Blue cap Backbord (GER) 7
Distance Winner
8 10-8 t Mrs L Wadham D C Costello 130 33/134.00
15 0/36215- Pink, large Purple spots, hooped sleeves Red Harbour (IRE) 217
Beaten FavouriteDistance Winner
6 10-8 P F Nicholls R Mahon (5) 130 16/117.00
16 4F1PP-1 Black, Yellow hoops, Black sleeves, Red armlets and cap The Shy Man (IRE) 27
Distance Winner
7 10-7 G M Moore F Keniry 129 20/121.00
17 85U11-9 Red, Emerald Green diamond, Red sleeves, Emerald Green  diamonds, quartered cap Chester Lad 36
5 10-5 G A Charlton Jan Faltejsek 127 66/167.00
18 F2F471 Dark Green and Yellow check, White sleeves Thelobstercatcher 17
Distance Winner
6 10-3 p P Bowen Donal Devereux (3) 125 18/119.00


If he's in the form he was when winning last Sunday, it's going to take a very well-handicapped horse to beat GRANDS CRUS, himself some way ahead of the assessor following that Cheltenham romp. David Pipe's inmate had looked nicely treated on his effort behind Fred Winter winner Sanctuaire last year and didn't let his supporters down, in the process landing a nice touch. The step up to this trip seems sure to bring about further improvement and he can take care of James de Vassy, off the track since taking a fine third at the Festival in March. He's up just 1lb for that and is another who could improve for the trip; time is certainly on his side. Similar comments apply to Peveril who is capable of better and these unexposed types are taken to fare better than the likes of Khachaturian and Ballyfitz now they return to hurdles, Tasheba and Hills Of Aran who appear in the handicapper's grip and Captain Americo who has gone up over a stone for winning a lesser race.